ENGLISH QUIZ BASED ON NEW PATTERN FOR IBPS PO AND OTHER EXAMS

Directions (1-15): In each of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is in BOLD. Beneath each sentence, five different ways of phrasing the BOLD part are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the five.

Q1. The number of foreigners going to India for fertility treatments, specially surrogacy, has dramatically increased in recent years.
(a) especially surrogacy, have dramatically increased in past years.
(b) especially surrogacy, has dramatically increased in recent years.
(c) specially surrogacy, have dramatically increased in recent years.
(d) specially surrogacy, have shown dramatic improvement in recent years.
     (e) specially surrogacy, have dramatically increased at recent years.

Q2. The LHC is a magnificent engineering project, who’s many “gee-whiz” feature have been widely reported.
(a) whose many “gee-whiz” features have been widely reported.
(b) who’s “gee-whiz” features has been reported widely.
(c) Whose many “gee-whiz” features has been widely reported.
(d) who’s many “gee-whiz” features have been widely reported.
(e) who’s “gee-whiz” features had being reported widely.

Q3. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, outspoken as usual, compared the choice of Liu for the Nobel Prize with Obama.
(a) compared the choice of Liu for Nobel Prize with that of Obama.
(b) compared the choice of Liu with Obama for the Nobel Prize.
(c) compared the choice of Liu for the Noble Prize to that of Obama.
(d) compared the choice of Liu and Obama to the Nobel Prize.
     (e) compared the choice of Liu with the Noble Prize to which of Obama.

Q4. The OECD expects average GDP growth among their mostly rich members to slow from 2.8% in 2010 and 2.3% in 2011. Before bouncing back to 2.8% in 2012.
(a) their most rich members to slow from 2.8% in 2010 and 2.3% in 2011,
(b) their mostly rich members to slow from 2.8% in 2010 and 2.3% in 2011,
(c) its most rich members to slow between 2.8% in 2010 to 2.3in 2011,
(d) its mostly rich members to slow from 2.8% in 2010 to 2.3% in 2011,
(e) it has  most rich members to slow between 2.8% in 2010 to 2.3in 2011,

Q5. A sphere cannot be represented on a flat plane without distortion, which will mean that all map projections will distort in one way or another.
(a) which means all map projections distort in one way or another.
(b) that means all map projections will distort one way or another.
(c) which will mean that all map projections distorts one way or other.
(d) Which means all map projections will distort in one way or others.
(e) whose means all map projections will distort one way nor another.


Q6. The blame for rising obesity rates have been pinned on many things, including having more calorific diet, the spread of processed food, a lack of exercise and modern man’s generally more stressful lot.
(a) has been pinned on many things, including a more calorific diet,
(b) have been pinned to many things, including more calorific diets,
(c) have been pinned on many things, including a calorie rich diet,
(d) has been pinned on many things: having a more calorific diet,
(e) has being pinned on much things: having a more calorific diet,

Q7. The tendency to eat late, though it has never been tested properly, many nutritionists believe, as a factor in putting on weight.
(a) many nutritionists believe, to be a factor in putting on weight.
(b) many nutritionists believe factor in putting on weight.
(c) is believed by many nutritionists to be a factor in putting on weight.
(d) is believed by many nutritionists as a factor in putting on weight.
(e) much nutritionists believe, to be a factor in putting on weight.

Q8. Of the billion or so Windows machines, some 63% still uses old XP version launched in 2001, in America, the proportion of XP users are over 80%.
(a) some 63% still use the old XP version launched in 2001, in America the proportion of XP users are
(b) some 63% still uses the old XP version launched in 2001; in America, the proportion of XP users are
(c) some 63% still use the old XP version launched in 2001 in America, the proportion of XP users is
(d) some 63% still use the old XP version launched in 2001; in America, the proportion of XP users is
(e) some 63% still use the old XP version launch at 2001, in America the proportion of XP users are

Q9. Though subjected to verying influences, the distinctive features of China’s artistic activity possess a unity which is quite as complete as that of our Western art.
(a) possess a unity which is quite as complete as that of our Western art.
(b) possesses a unity which are quite as complete as our Western art.
(c) possesses a unity which is quite complete like our Western art.
(d) possess a unity which is quite complete like our Western art.
(e) possesses an unity who are quite as complete as our Western art.

Q10. To know by parts is science, knowing the whole as a whole is philosophy.
(a) Knowledge of parts is science,
(b) Knowing by parts is science,
(c) To know partially is science,
(d) To know by parts is science,
      (e) Knows by parts are science,

Q11. In the fission reactions that nuclear power generation rely on today, heavy elements such as uranium breaks into smaller ones.
(a) relies on today, heavy elements such as uranium break into smaller ones.
(b) rely on today, heavy elements such as uranium break into smaller ones.
(c) relies on today, heavy elements such as uranium breaks into smaller ones.
(d) rely on today, heavy elements such as uranium breaks into smaller ones.
          (e) rely on today, heavy elements such as uranium break on smaller ones.

Q12. The nature of our party system has changed in the past few decades, and the lesson of the past decade had been that the party that did not hold the white House had every incentive to refuse to co-operate with the president’s party.
(a) was that the party that does not hold the White House had every incentive
(b) is that the party that does not hold the White House had every incentive
(c) had been that the party that had not held the White House had every incentive
(d) had been that the party that did not hold the White House had every incentive
(e) were this the party that does none hold the White House had every incentive


Q13. Looking at the path of German GDP and the fact that total private sector hours didn’t fall by that much, it becomes clear that Germany’s unique recession and recovery was about more than just its choice in labour market policies.
(a) Looking at the path of German GDP and that total private sector hours didn’t fall much,
(b) Looking at the path of German GDP and the fact that total private sector hours didn’t fall much,
(c) When one looks at the path of German GDP and the fact that total private sector hours didn’t fall much,
(d) When one is looking at the path of German GDP and that total private sector hours didn’t fall much,
(e) Looking at the path of German GDP and that total private sector hours didn’t fell many,


Q14. The Beijing Language and Culture University Press, the largest publisher of Chinese-language textbooks, says South Korea and Japan are their biggest customers.
(a) say South Korea and Japan are their biggest customers.
(b) says South Korea and Japan are it’s biggest customers.
(c) says South Korea and Japan are their biggest customers.
(d) says South Korea and Japan its biggest customers.
(e) says South Korea and Japan is it’s biggest customers.

Q15. There are two pieces to Mr Keats’ argument; that English is open-source as other languages are not; and that that is why it has spread.
(a) Mr Keats’ argument, that English is open-source as other languages are not and that
(b) Mr Keats’ argument: that English is open-source as other languages are not, and that that
(c) Mr Keats’ argument—that English is open-source as other languages are not—and that
(d) Mr Keats’s argument; that English is open-source as other languages are not; and that that
(e) Mr Keats’ argument, this English are open-source as other languages are not and that





 



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